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OCD Therapist

About me

I am a therapist working remotely via Skype, WhatsApp or telephone (10:00-19:00 Mon-Fri). I have through my own experiences with OCD from a young age decided to focus my work on this area of life. I feel passionately about helping other OCD sufferers to find ways to manage their condition, to enable them to reclaim their life and start focusing on their goals.

OCD can take many different forms, such as cleaning or checking issues, a need for symmetry and organisation, magical thinking (imagining that we can affect situations by performing certain acts or thinking certain thoughts), other intrusive thoughts or Pure O (any distressing or uncomfortable thoughts/images/feelings which we feel the need to fix, argue with, push away etc). Common themes for these are harm, fear of being a paedophile, relationships, sexuality, morality, religion; although there are many more as OCD can attach itself to absolutely anything in life.

I can work with you using Exposure and Response Prevention exercises to help you, at your own pace, to gradually begin to manage your OCD, allowing you to get your life back.

As well as specialising in OCD therapy, I offer general counselling for anxiety, depression and other life issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred/CBT/Transactional Analysis), an Introduction to CBT Certificate and a Diploma in OCD Studies.

I spent five years supporting the UK charity OCD Action as a helpline volunteer.

My therapeutic experience has been gained with The OCD Treatment Centre, in primary and secondary school work for the charity Place2Be, Brentwood Mind and Dove Counselling (bereavement counselling). I have been working with clients with OCD in my own private practice since December 2019.

Member organisations

BACP

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £85 per assessment (approx an hour and a half) and £60 per therapeutic session.

When I work

I have availability Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 7.00pm.

Further information

I am willing to offer concessions for students, clients who are on a low income or who are unemployed upon proof of status. Prices available upon application.

Basildon, Essex, SS14

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

Swedish

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp

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